Huw Priday is a classically trained tenor who has appeared with all the major British Opera companies. Huw’s operatic and concert career has taken him all over the world, including Australia, America, Europe, Grand Canaries, the Middle East and the Far East as a soloist singing with major orchestras including the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Budapest Symphony and the BBC Symphony Orchestra amongst others. He has given performances for Royalty and Heads of States, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Princess Diana and the young Princes, The Sultan of Oman, The Kings and Queens of Denmark and Sweden. Venues have included The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Royal Albert Hall London. Sydney Concert Hall and The Royal Opera House Stockholm. Huw has also shown his versatility by singing the role of 'Piangi' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End
Although Huw has always delighted in taking opportunities to use his God given gifts to minister to others, in 2002 he followed God’s calling into full-time ministry and stepped into a miraculous journey of faith which has taken him to many parts of the world. He has sung at many churches and Christian events throughout Europe, America and Asia and was privileged to sing behind the Iron Curtain at a Billy Graham Crusade before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Huw's versatility as a tenor enables him to sing contemporary as well as classical Christian music and his ministry has always proved a blessing to others. His passion for sharing his faith in Jesus has taken him to many parts
Huw has worked with many well-known speakers including Dr Henry Blackaby and Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Dr Bill Bright, Director of Campus Crusade for Christ; Rev. Dr Billy Graham and Dr Cliff Barrows of the Billy Graham organisation. Dr David Jeremiah Charles Price (Peoples Church, Toronto) the Rev. Dr R T Kendal (Westminster Chapel, London) amongst many others.
During 2004 Huw and his co-director Emyr Jones produced a film documentary entitled ‘A Diary of Revival’ telling the story of Evan Roberts and the events surrounding the Great Welsh Revival of 1904. That year Huw appeared on many television broadcasts celebrating the Centenary of the Welsh revival, often singing the love song of the revival “Here is love vast as the ocean”.
In 2006 God gave Huw a vision for ‘Bridge Building’ between Wales and Korea (North and South) and since then has been ministering to many Korean churches and congregations around the world telling of the martyrdom of the Welshman Robert Germain Thomas who’s death in Pyongyang in 1866 was the catalyst for the establishment of the first Christian Church in Korea which became the seed that has grown to a 12 million strong church in that nation today.
Huw recently sang at the new Sarang Church in Seoul to a capacity 6,500 audience and will return to Korea in 2015 for a concert tour with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Jessica
Huw and his wife Elizabeth Woollett have also made numerous radio and TV appearances in the UK, America, Canada (100 Huntley Street), where they were privileged to sing live to over 6 million viewers in Canada and most recently in Poland where they sang to a television audience of over 1.1 billion people during a ‘live broadcast’ from Silesia Park in Katowiz (the largest urban park in Europe) with over 100,000 people in attendance. Huw works closely with Dr David Hathaway and shares with him a mutual love for Israel and a shared vision for Europe. Huw has ministered to the Holocaust survivors around the globe primarily through his interpretation of the role of God in Ruth Fazal’s epic work ‘Oratorio Terezin’. Many Jewish people have encountered Yeshua as a result of these performances and many have received Him into their lives. Huw is a regular visitor to Israel and has recently ministered there with David Hathaway and will return to give a concert performance in the Amphitheatre at Caesarea in the autumn of 2015.
Apart from his singing and speaking engagements Huw also spends his time helping and mentoring Christian artists in the professional world of music and has a passion not only to reach the unchurched peoples of the world but also to help bring the Churches into a deeper place of intimacy with Jesus.
In 2015 Huw has invitations to sing in North America, India, China, South Korea, Singapore, Israel, Russia and Europe.
He lives with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Jessica in West Wales.
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